Wajda Casts Belluci in Walesa Film

WARSAW: Polish Radio reports that director Andrzej Wajda has cast Monica Bellucci in his biopic of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.

New Horizon Picks Up Turin Horse

WARSAW: Polish distribution company New Horizons Association (www.enh.pl) has picked up Hungarian director Bela Tarr's last film The Turin Horse for theatrical and DVD distribution. The film will debut at…

Dragon Forum Call for Applications

KRAKOW: Dragon Forum Pitching 2011 has announced an open call for documentary film projects through 29 April 2011. The sixth edition takes place 25-29 May during the 51st Krakow International…

TVP's Venice Awarded in Cleveland

WARSAW: Venice by Polish director Jan Jakub Kolski has been honored with the Special Jury Mention for Cinematography by Arthur Reinhartd at the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival.

The Mill and The Cross Breaks Genre Boundaries

WARSAW: The Mill And The Cross, director Lech Majewski's artistic drama about Peter Breugel's painting Christ Carrying A Cross, is breaking records for a non-mainstream movie in Poland. Since its…

PRODUCTION: First Polish Social Documentary Planned

One of the biggest Polish music festivals will be the topic of Opener Generation, the first Polish document made with the help of the whole community of participants. The creative…

PRODUCTION: TVP Drama Series Aida

WARSAW: Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP, www.tvp.pl) has commissioned the first season of Aida, a new Polish series based on a Spanish format.

FESTIVALS: Krakow Announces National Competition

KRAKOW: The 51st Krakow Film Festival (23 - 29 May 2011, www.kff.com.pl) has announced 35 titles which will compete in the national competition. The winner will be awarded with the…

Kino Polska Shifts Ownership

WARSAW: Kino Polska TV S.A., producer and distributor of film channels, announced that individual investors' share allocation will be reduced by about 91 percent in the company's initial public offering.…

FESTIVALS: Krakow Announces Short Film Competition Line-up

KRAKOW: The 51st Krakow Film Festival (23-29 May 2011, www.kff.com.pl) has selected 39 films for the International Short Film Competition. The short film category is one of the festival's three…

Telewizja Polska Presents Latest Projects and Productions at MIPTV 2011

Telewizja Polska (TVP), Poland's esteemed public broadcaster, will bring a strong lineup of fiction production and TV series to MIPTV, taking place 4-7 April 2011 in Cannes. Located in the…

PRODUCTION: Polish WWII Prison Break Story in Production

WARSAW: Polish director Andrzej Skłodowski is reconstructing one of the biggest break-outs from Nazi work camps in his new documentary Harry - tunel do wolności ( Harry - A Tunnel…

FNE - IDF DocBlock: Pomeranian Illusions

Pomeranian Illusions is a multi-plot documentary that follows its protagonists during a very important time of their life. Together the stories of these four people reflect the changes that are…

Poland's NEXT TV to Launch with Original Production

NEXT television plans to enter the Polish market by the end of 2011 with several HD channels and its own productions.

Kino Polska to Bow on Warsaw Stock Exchange

WARSAW: Kino Polska TV S.A., the producer and distributor of Kino Polska Television and television channels from the FilmBox Group, will debut on the Polish Stock Market with 4 million…

FESTIVALS: Six Polish Films Screen at Istanbul

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute announced that six Polish films will screen at the 30th Istanbul International Film Festival, 2-17 April 2011.

PRODUCTION: Closed Alliance in Preproduction

WARSAW: Ryszard Bugajski will direct Closed Alliance (Układ zamknięty) a drama about a government conspiracy with a script from Mirosław Pepka and Michał Pruski, writers of Black Thursday.

PRODUCTION: Polish War Thriller in Preparation

WARSAW: Marcin Krzyształowicz is in preproduction with Manhunt (Obława), a thriller set during of German occupation of Poland during WWII.

Poland Alters Media Bill

WARSAW: After protests from private broadcasters and internet users the Polish government changed the VOD and promotion content regulations in the new media bill to be less restrictive.The vote passed…

FESTIVALS: Krakow Lifetime Achievement for Piotr Kamler

KRAKOW: The Krakow Film Festival (www.kff.com.pl) will give the Dragon of Dragons Award for lifetime achievement award to Piotr Kamler, a French animation director of Polish origin, and 1975 winner…